What is India-Israel MRSAM missile deal?

The IAI said in a statement that this deal was the single largest contract in Israel's defence industry's history.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 4, 2017 3:21 pm
Narendra Modi, Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, Jerusalem, India Israel defence deal The contract is worth approximately .6 billion for IAI, while the remaining amount will go to another state-owned defence company Rafael, that will be providing components for the systems.

In April this year, India had inked a nearly $2 billion missile defence contract with Israel for supplying advanced medium-range surface-to-air missile systems (MRSAM) to India. Israel Aerospace Industries, the company that would supply the missile defence systems to India, also said it would provide additional long-range air and missile defence systems (LRSAM) for the first locally produced Indian aircraft carrier. This missiles defence contract is approximately worth $1.6 billion for IAI, while the remaining amount will go to another state-owned defence company Rafael, that will be providing components for the systems.

The IAI said in a statement that this deal was the single largest contract in Israel’s defence industry’s history.

What is MRSAM?

It’s an advanced air and missile defence system that gives ultimate protection against a ‘plethora of aerial threats’. The technology is believed to have been jointly developed India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation in close collaboration with Rafael and IAI’s Elta division. Other Indian companies like Larsen & Toubro are also said to have participated in the project.

This missile system’s latest version is being operated by the Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and Israel Defence Forces (IDF). The MRSAM includes an advanced phased-array radar, command and control, mobile launchers and missiles with advanced RF seekers.

What is the range of MRSAM?

The MRSAM defence system will allow the armed forces to take down missiles, aircraft, and drones with ranges of up to 70 km.

What are the features of the deal?

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will also provide surface-to-air missiles to be incorporated on India’s indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. Through the new deals, Israel aims to strengthen its position in the Indian defence market. Currently, Israel is India’s fourth-largest arms supplier after the US, Russia and France, as per a report in Hindustan Times.

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    Sach in
    Jul 8, 2017 at 11:25 pm
    This mean 7 decades of policy on israel was wrong arab world diplomacy is devivate to other direction, view of those middle east countries on our internal issue might change to large extent. At last conclusion,. freinds to all is freind to none.
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      Samrat Nigam
      Jul 9, 2017 at 5:04 am
      It's all bcoz of anti nation parties like Corrupt Congress keeping US n Israel out of the equation in big defense deals since decades n putting a lame excuse of non alignment while we openly took weapons from the Soviets. Gandhis always striked deal with corrupt defense firms of Italy France n Russia. Bofors scam and late Mr Quottrochi being a good example. US and Israel have always been honest n legal in defense deals with their allies. This is the reason why satanic Gandhi family always enjoyed perks of these corrupt foreign defense firms without any scrutiny n proprietory n wasting tax payers money harming our nation.
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      Kumar
      Jul 4, 2017 at 4:54 pm
      Where is the all make-in-Bharat agenda? There is no glamour in importing everything for defense from abroad. The country needs to develop substantial part of indigenous defense equipment. Even the guns made in Ishapore factory, the country's oldest gun factory should not be rejected by Indian armed force and rather be used and constantly modernized. Tejas (light combat aircraft) made in India after so much investment should be used rather than being rejected. If own products are not used for defense and the defense depends mostly on imports and foreign technology, it is not the best.
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        MSB
        Jul 4, 2017 at 8:39 pm
        Cry for some more time. Instead of celebrating, you seem to be sad.
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          Dr. Raja
          Jul 11, 2017 at 11:31 pm
          Indian Contributions: All the hard part will be executed by Indian scientists and engineers. Some of them are: 1. singing songs in chorus while Israel scientists assemble the missile. Indian scientists memorized several songs for this purpose 2. Wipe and repaint if need be 3. Make coffee and serve. 4. Lick the Israel scientists' feet. We can explain as one stupid Indian scientist reasoned. 1) India got freedom only in 1947. (Oh! Israel got it in 1948). We even beg technologies from a small country Croatia which got freedom in 1991. India is the only country that got freedom by begging, led by a beggar Gandhi. America gave freedom to India. After world war 2, USA wanted to belt the UK cat and brought an international policy that no countries should be occupied/ruled. 2) America is blocking transfer of technologies. (otherwise we would have successfully begged. 1.2 B beggars (including me). Let us all believe it USA that offered technologies to USSR-Russia/China/Israel/France).
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          D P
          Jul 4, 2017 at 4:53 pm
          As Russia is our true friend so is Israel, both can be trusted as they were always behind us in need .
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            Sach in
            Jul 8, 2017 at 11:50 pm
            Freinds to all is freind to none.
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            D P
            Jul 4, 2017 at 4:51 pm
            Israel is our true and trusted friend.We must strengthen our friendship as much as we can.
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              Petronigapulemina
              Jul 4, 2017 at 4:39 pm
              Brahmins are known to sell off even their women folks if they want to achieve something. This time they sold the safety of Indians to Israel. After all they have been the world's oldest professionals.
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                SANKAR
                Jul 4, 2017 at 5:05 pm
                sell your mother, sister, daughters........and you will also achieve more then you have expected...........mthr fkr.............
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                  MSB
                  Jul 4, 2017 at 8:41 pm
                  Petroniga mina will not sell his mother sister etc. He will F k when he doesn't get anyone
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                  Tension
                  Jul 4, 2017 at 8:54 pm
                  Petronigapuemina! Why are you coming and getting caught in my net by writing nonsense. You s.c.r.e.w.ed your mam, sister and p imped them. Your town fellows stood in the queue reading your so called spiritual manual before jumping on them. But they gave preference to Brahmins to appreciate your feelings. You collected a lot of money. So stop writing nonsense otherwise more news about your people will come.
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                  Hail.Modi
                  Jul 4, 2017 at 4:37 pm
                  I am so so proud again that Brahmin dogs that have been heading all defense establishments for the past 70 years have been proved once again that they had just a mosquito brain and claimed they were intelligent. It is Modi that has exposed those brahminuts' dumbness. Hail Modi.
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                    SANKAR
                    Jul 4, 2017 at 5:07 pm
                    push some mosquitos into your ass. you will know the result for sure.. bstrd...........
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                      Tension
                      Jul 4, 2017 at 8:58 pm
                      You are anothe one or the same with different iden ies. You fk your mom and sis, send them to the whole town to earn money and sent it to your community leaders.
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